Pierce Brosnan

Lowest Rated: 0% Urge (2016)
Birthday: May 16, 1953
Birthplace: Ireland in Drogheda, County Louth
Moving to London with his family at an early age, Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan made ends meet as a commercial illustrator and cab driver before turning to acting full-time. After training at the London Drama Centre, Brosnan made his West End stage bow in 1976, and appeared in his first film, The Long Good Friday, four years later. American audiences got their first glimpse of the charismatic, muscular young actor in the 1981 network miniseries The Manions of America. The following year, he was cast as the suave adventurer hero of the weekly TV series Remington Steele. Brosnan's casual panache and his gift for quippery led the producers of the James Bond movies to select him as the new Bond upon the departure of Roger Moore in 1986. However, at the last moment, the canceled Remington Steele was renewed, and Brosnan was contractually obligated to remain with the program, forcing him to relinquish the James Bond role to Timothy Dalton. Insult was later added to injury when it became evident that the renewal of Steele was something of a subterfuge by its producers to keep Brosnan on their leash. This professional setback was further compounded by personal tragedy seven years later when Brosnan's actress wife Cassandra Harris died after a long illness. The actor began to regain his motion picture bankability when he was cast in a choice secondary role in the 1993 comedy megahit Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1995, he finally got his chance to play Agent 007 in GoldenEye, and proved that the producer's instincts were right on target. Brosnan not only provided a much-needed boost for the ailing series, but also cemented his status as a capable leading man in a variety of roles, ranging from the title character in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1996) to a stuffy, love-struck professor who meets a ludicrous fate in Mars Attacks! (1996) to a courageous vulcanologist trying to save a town threatened by a reawakened volcano in Dante's Peak (1997). Brosnan played Bond for the second time in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), essaying the role with great success. Following his turn as the titular thief in the stylish 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, the actor went on to his third Bond outing in The World is Not Enough, again proving that saving the world was most convincingly done by those with convincing tans, straight teeth, and plenty of fun gadgets. And the world isn't the only thing Bond saved. While, the next half-decade found Brosnan stumbling with disappointments like The Tailor of Panama and The Laws of Attraction, he found box office success with the Bond franchise yet again 2002 with his final film in the franchise, Die Another Day. He soon followed this with a critically acclaimed comedic performance in the sleeper hit The Matador, before signing on for the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Abba inspired musical Mama Mia!. Next up, Brosnan would appear in some more dramatic fare like Remember Me before lightening up once more for the romantic comedy I Don't Know How She Does It.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Poisoning Paradise Executive Producer 2019
68% Final Score Dimitri 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sam 2018
42% Spinning Man Malloy 2018
65% The Foreigner Liam Hennessy $34M 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York Ethan Webb $0.7M 2017
69% My Father, Die Producer $3.7K 2017
No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees Actor 2017
No Score Yet The King's Daughter King Louis XIV 2016
9% I.T. Mike Regan Executive Producer 2016
0% Urge The Man 2016
46% No Escape Hammond $27.3M 2015
6% Some Kind of Beautiful Richard 2015
8% Survivor Nash $0.2M 2015
No Score Yet Believe - the Making of A Christmas Star Actor 2015
34% The November Man Executive Producer Peter Devereaux 2014
23% A Long Way Down Martin Sharp 2014
28% The Love Punch Richard $1.2M 2014
No Score Yet I Am Steve McQueen Actor 2014
75% Love Is All You Need Philip $1.7M 2013
42% Jane's Journey Pierce Brosnan $26.6K 2011
17% I Don't Know How She Does It Jack Abelhammer $9.6M 2011
21% Salvation Boulevard Dan Day $27.9K 2011
No Score Yet Elizabeth Taylor: A Tribute Actor 2011
81% Disneynature Oceans Narrator $19.1M 2010
53% The Greatest Executive Producer Allen Brewer 2010
27% Remember Me Charles Hawkins $18.3M 2010
84% The Ghost Writer Adam Lang $11.1M 2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Mr. Brunner/Chiron $61.2M 2010
No Score Yet Vanilla Gorilla Actor 2009
50% Whaledreamers Actor 2008
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery Actor 2008
54% Mamma Mia! Sam Carmichael $143.8M 2008
54% Married Life Richard Langley $1.2M 2008
No Score Yet Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel) Tom Ryan Producer 2007
55% Seraphim Falls Gideon $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Actor 2006
75% The Matador Producer Julian Noble $12.5M 2006
No Score Yet The FIFA 2006 World Cup Film: The Grand Finale Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures: Sharks at Risk & The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Actor 2006
No Score Yet Roger Payne: A Life Among Whales Narrator 2005
67% Deep Blue Actor 2005
No Score Yet Before, During and 'After the Sunset' Actor 2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories Actor 2005
18% After the Sunset Max Burdett $28.4M 2004
18% Laws of Attraction Daniel Rafferty Executive Producer $17.9M 2004
64% Evelyn Producer Desmond Doyle $1.4M 2002
57% Die Another Day James Bond $160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Beauty Actor 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Andrew Osnard $13.2M 2001
88% Dolphins Narrator 2000
52% The World Is Not Enough James Bond 1999
No Score Yet The Nephew Joe Brady 1999
17% Grey Owl Archibald Belaney/Grey Owl 1999
70% The Thomas Crown Affair Producer Thomas Crown 1999
No Score Yet The Match John MacGhee Executive Producer 1999
35% Quest For Camelot King Arthur 1998
58% Tomorrow Never Dies James Bond 1997
24% Dante's Peak Harry Dalton 1997
53% Mars Attacks! Donald Kessler 1996
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Himself 1996
56% The Mirror Has Two Faces Alex 1996
No Score Yet Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe 1996
78% GoldenEye James Bond 1995
No Score Yet Alistair MacLean's Night Watch Mike Graham 1995
30% Love Affair Ken 1994
No Score Yet Don't Talk to Strangers Patrick Brody 1994
No Score Yet The Broken Chain Johnson 1993
71% Mrs. Doubtfire Stu 1993
No Score Yet Death Train Michael "Mike" Graham 1993
No Score Yet Entangled Patrick 1993
0% Live Wire Danny O'Neill 1992
35% The Lawnmower Man Dr. Lawrence Angelo 1992
82% Mister Johnson Harry Rudbeck 1991
No Score Yet Murder 101 Charles Lattimore 1991
No Score Yet Victim of Love Paul Tomlinson 1991
No Score Yet Great Golf Courses of the World - Ireland Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Heist Neil Skinner 1989
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days Phileas Fogg 1989
No Score Yet Noble House Actor 1988
33% The Deceivers William Savage 1988
No Score Yet James Clavell's 'Noble House' Ian Dunross 1988
No Score Yet Taffin Mark Taffin 1987
72% The Fourth Protocol Valeri Petrofsky/James Edward Ross 1987
22% Nomads Pommier 1986
96% The Long Good Friday 1st Irishman 1982
No Score Yet The Manions of America Rory O'Manion 1981
No Score Yet Carpathian Eagle Actor 1981
67% The Mirror Crack'd An actor 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
52% The Son
2017
Eli McCullough
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
Mike Noonan
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 2001
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Remington Steele
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Remington Steele
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • 1984
No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror
1980
Last Victim

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